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Podcasts on the topic of “Local Bands” 62 results

Artist Interviews Flesh Panthers

CHIRP's Katie Owens made a pit stop in West Town to catch up with local garage punk band, Flesh Panthers. They discussed the moment they fell in love, the downside of using glitter, and the satisfaction of being recognized by Chicago's music community.

Flesh Panthers released a self titled EP on Dumpster Tapes this month and hits the road on an East Coast tour this spring.

Produced by: Jessi D

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Topics: chicago bands, dumpster tapes, flesh panthers, jessi d, katie owens, local bands, local music, tall pat

Artist Interviews Oozing Wound

CHIRP DJ Cher Vincent, sits down for some mimosas in Ukrainian Village with Chicago's Oozing Wound, telling stories of how they got signed to Thrill Jockey, their "trusting" writing process, and how they can't seem to define their sound.

Oozing Wound released Retrash on Thrill Jockey in October 2013.

Produced by: Kwame Shorter

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Topics: cher vincent, chicago bands, kwame shorter, local bands, local music, oozing wound, thrill jockey

News Animal Kingdom’s Kelly Nothing

Kelly Nøthing runs D.I.Y. space Animal Kingdom, books & promotes rock shows at several other venues, spins records at The Owl, and plays in The Lemons, The Rubs, Sky Maul.  She & Charles the AK cat talked with CHIRP DJ JimK about the ephemeral nature of DIY spaces, some local bands she loves, and the appeal of a cheap & lawless town.

produced by JimK and Jenn Rourke

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Topics: animal kingdom, chicago bands, diy, jenn rourke, jim klososky, kelly nothing, local bands, local music, the lemons

Artist Interviews Swimsuit Addition

CHIRP's Micha Ward sat down with Swimsuit Addition on a snowy night at The Beetle for beers and conversation about how the band came to be, classic rock, the stigma of “girl band”, and their upcoming record “Wretched Pinups”, out on Notes + Bolts in Spring 2014.

Swimsuit Addition plays a secret show on February 7th at HQ and at Paper Machete at the Green Mill on February 8th.

Produced by Emily Osborne and Jenn Rourke.

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Topics: chicago bands, chicago music, jenn rourke, local bands, local music, swimsuit addition

Artist Interviews Outer Minds

CHIRP's Katie Owens stopped by Beauty Bar in Noble Square to chat with Zach Medearis of Outer Minds. Zach shared that playing Pitchfork does not ensure instant success, and explained why "pysch" is used too liberally.

Don't miss Outer Minds at Chicago Pysch Fest V at Hideout Inn on Friday, January 24.

produced by Brian Szpak

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Topics: beauty bar, brian szpak, chicago bands, katie owens, local bands, local music, outer minds

Artist Interviews Circuit des Yeux

CHIRP's Cher Vincent chatted with Haley Fhor, aka Circuit des Yeux, in Little Village over expresso, discussing her hometown of Lafayette, Indiana, making her voice "sound like a trumpet," and the mythology of her fourth album, Overdue.

Circuit Des Yeux will be opening for Oneohtrix Point Never and Tim Hecker on Thursday, January 16th, at Lincoln Hall as a part of Tomorrow Never Knows 2014!

produced by Matthew McFarland

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Topics: cher vincent, chicago bands, chicago music, circuit des yeux, haley fhor, local bands, local music, matthew mcfarland

Artist Interviews Radar Eyes

CHIRP's Katie Owens met up with Anthony Cozzi of Radar Eyes at Logan Square's El Charro to chat about his love of studio life, the direct relationship between a crowd's mood and the band's, and making a living in entertainment media management.

Radar Eyes released their first full length on cassette via Happenin Records in December, are releasing the 'Positive Feedback' 7" on HoZac Records in January and will be releasing a second LP in March 2014 to line up with their trip down to SXSW. 

produced by Briavael O'Reilley

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Topics: briavael o'reilley, chicago bands, chicago music, katie owens, local bands, local music, radar eyes, twin peaks

Artist Interviews Minor Characters

CHIRP's Katie Owens met up with Chicago's Minor Characters before their show at Empty Bottle. They discussed their forthcoming debut full-length, how Joyce Johnson inspired the band’s name, and aspiring to play The Hideout.

You can catch Minor Characters next at Tomorrow Never Knows 2014 at Schubas Tavern on January 15.

produced by Liz Anderson

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Topics: chicago bands, chicago music, empty bottle, katie owens, liz anderson, local bands, local music, minor characters

Artist Interviews Bare Mutants

CHIRP's Julie Mueller sat down with Jered and Leslie from Bare Mutants on the eve of their record release show for The Affliction at the Empty Bottle.  They discussed how that venue is a thread connecting all members of the band, and how things have changed since Jered formed The Ponys 10 years ago.

Bare Mutants will play the Tomorrow Never Knows Fest at Schubas Tavern on January 17th.

produced by Daniel Musisi SSebowa

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Topics: bare mutants, chicago bands, chicago music, crying with bob, empty bottle, julie mueller, local bands, local music, the ponys

Artist Interviews Girl Group Chicago

Shana East, Megan Kasten, Carrie Shemanski, and Kate Walsh of Girl Group Chicago met with CHIRP DJ Jessi D at the bands' headquarters/Shana's living space in Avondale. They all tried really hard not to laugh through the whole interview, and discussed reclaiming and reinterpreting 1960's hits with a modern feminist perspective, cultivating a social support system focusing on empowering women and the community formed as a result of their 20+ member, all-girl band.

You can catch Girl Group Chicago next at The Hideout for a special NYE show.

produced by Bri O'Reilly

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Topics: briavael o'reilley, chicago bands, chicago music, girl group chicago, hideout chicago, jessi d, local bands, local music

Artist Interviews Velcro Lewis Group

CHIRP’s Alli Klein met with Chicago’s own Velcro Lewis Group at their West Loop studio, Frogg Mountain, to discuss their new record Open The Sky, producing it themselves (a difficult task for a legally blind frontman), inspiring moments from visiting the Stax museum, their goals, and cassette tapes.

Velcro Lewis Group's Holiday Freakout is happening on December 13th at the Liar's Club.

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Topics: alli klein, chicago bands, chicago music, local bands, local music, velcro lewis

Artist Interviews The Ivorys

CHIRP's Shelby Hagstrom caught up with Brendan, Sam, and Neil of The Ivorys at the CHIRP studio. They discussed being signed to the Record Breaker Music Label, spending 10k on champagne, and their music model of focusing on singles.

The Ivorys' next show is at Schubas on Wednesday, December 4th.

produced by Liz Anderson

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Artist Interviews ShowYouSuck

CHIRP's Cher Vincent sat down with Clinton Sandifer, a.k.a. ShowYouSuck, at his home in Edgewater. Kindred spirits in their love for the early MTV days, they discussed discovering hip-hop later in life, Clinton's social awkwardness, and internalizing awesome moments.

produced by Mickey Capper

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Topics: cher vincent, chicago, chicago rap, hip hop, local bands, local music, mickey capper, pizza party, showyousuck, underground hip hop

Artist Interviews Today’s Hits

CHIRP's Katie Owens caught up with James, Kenny and Andy of Chicago band Today's Hits following their set at the 2013 Chicago Food Truck Social at Kendall College. They discussed how their name serves double duty, how ‘You Are My Sunshine’ and the Chicago Bulls sparked a connection between Kenny and James, and the importance of always writing new material.

Today’s Hits is set to release a tape on Burger Records, and a 7” on Randy Records this fall.

Produced by: Brian Szpak

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Topics: andy martin, brian szpak, burger records, chicago bands, chicago music, james swanberg, katie owens, kenny alden, local bands, local music, randy records, today's hits, todayshits

Artist Interviews Elsinore

CHIRP's Katie Owens met up with Champaign-based pop-rock band Elsinore backstage at Schubas Tavern. They discussed on-boarding new band members while recording PUSH/PULL, working with emotional guru Beau Sorenson, and how Roy Lichtenstein provided them with million dollar press coverage.

Elsinore released their third full length, PUSH/PULL, on Parasol Records on October 15.

produced by Justin Savage

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Topics: elsinore, justin savage, katie owens, local bands, local music, parasol

Artist Interviews Mountains for Clouds

CHIRP's Katie Owens made a stop in Ravenswood to talk about touring oddities and dark origins with Chicago's own twinkly math rockers Mountains For Clouds.

Mountains For Clouds released their first full length, Maybe it's Already Everywhere, on Count Your Lucky Stars in July.

produced by Brian Szpak

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Topics: brian szpak, chicago bands, chicago music, count your lucky stars, katie owens, local bands, local music, math rock, mountains for clouds

Artist Interviews Slushy

CHIRP's Katie Owens met up with Chris & Brent Z. of Chicago rock duo, Slushy at Heavenly Gelato in Logan Square in celebration of Labor Day. Over mint chocolate chip ice cream & espresso gelato, they talked about Slushy's economy; Mishawaka, IN; Burger Records; and good/bad jokes. Slushy plays The Owl on Sept. 26 before one half of the duo heads to Seattle.

Produced by Matt Rowan

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Topics: brent z, burger records, chicago bands, chicago music, chris kramer, katie owens, local bands, local music, matt rowan, slushy

Artist Interviews Oshwa

CHIRP's Katie Owens took a trip down to Pilsen to meet Chicago's mathy indie-pop reps, Oshwa. Before heading off on a month-long tour, the band took a moment to talk about the origins of their name, how living in Pilsen affects their sound, and the power of Reddit. Their debut full-length album, Chamomille Crush, came out August 8th, 2013, via Naked Ally Records.

Produced by: Bri O'Reilly

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Topics: briavael o'reilley, chicago bands, chicago music, katie owens, local bands, local music, math rock, oshwa, pilsen

Artist Interviews Panoramic & True

CHIRP's Katie Owens made the trek down to Pilsen to hang out with Chicago's Panoramic & True. They talked about the difference between playing a show in a new city and playing a show in a room full of their friends, the visual element of their music, and what's next for the band.

Panoramic & True play their record release show for "Bells" on August 10th at Cole's.

produced by Brian Szpak

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Artist Interviews Brother George

CHIRP’s Katie Owens met up with Neal Neumann, Sagan Jacobson, and Zane Ranney of Brother George in their practice space in Wicker Park. The Chicago indie rockers talked about writing sad songs that sound happy, milking their first album, and the songs that changed them from music listeners into music makers. Brother George plays the Whistler on June 30th, and City Winery on July 2nd.

produced by Matt McFarland

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Topics: big piney, brother george, chicago bands, chicago music, katie owens, local bands, local music, matthew mcfarland

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